Stormy in Crowsnest Pass

Crowsnest North

southrockies , Friday 10th March, 2023 3:40PM

Today in the Crowsnest near window mountain lake we found some stormy conditions. There was a lot of snow being transported by strong ENE winds and building small isolated wind slabs directly lee of ridges, trees, and high points. These wind slabs were reactive especially when we started transitioning out of treeline into more open alpine terrain. These new wind slabs are building over a sun crust that formed on steep south-facing slopes over the past few days and may remain touchy for the near future.

Snow conditions were: Powder, Wind affected. Weather conditions were: Cold, Stormy, Windy. We rode: Dense trees, Mellow slopes. We avoided: Alpine slopes. Riding quality was good.

Avalache Conditions: Whumpfing or drum-like sounds or shooting cracks.